**Today, students learned how to estimate and add fractions using fraction strips and benchmarks. Many students can easily add fractions with like and unlike denominators, but the majority of the students really struggled with the concept of estimating with benchmarks and not calculating the actual answer. We will continue working on this tomorrow. Be sure to use the digital fraction strip sites I listed in the Math section to help you visualize when you are doing your work tonight.**

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1.) MATH:

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1.) MATH:

- Complete questions #1-6 on pg. 54 and 55 if you didn't finish it in class today.
- Use this website and this one to help you visualize fraction strips. It allows you to compare digital fraction strips very easily. It will help you with your homework.
- Remember, you must draw the fraction strips to show your work.
- Review this video on comparing fractions with fraction strips and this one on adding with fraction strips.
- Check these links for more help: Digital Fraction Strips 1 Interactive Fraction Strip Comparison Site 2
- INTERACTIVE FRACTION BAR GAMES

**2.) POST A RESPONSE**:

- Today, you learned how to estimate and add with fraction strips. Like anything, it takes practice to master this method.
- In your own words, explain how to use fraction strips to estimate fractions. Be sure to use an example in your response.
- List out the steps.
- Now, go back to your math homework and see if this helped you with your estimating questions.

**VIDEO LINKS**:

How to Add Mixed Numbers with Fraction Strips

Comparing Fraction Strips

**MATH LINKS:**

Fraction Strip Games

Digital Fraction Strips 1

Interactive Fraction Strip Comparison Site 2